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Mouseheart (Mouseheart #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  531 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
The Warriors series meets Redwall in this first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn.

Hopper is just an ordinary pet shop mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.

But all is not what i
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Claudia Kishi I would say its forth grade and up since it really doesn't have hard words.

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Oct 12, 2015 Aleshanee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tier-fantasy
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Der kleine Mäuserich Hopper lebt mit seinen beiden Geschwistern Pinky und Pip im Käfig einer Zoohandlung. Sie vermissen schmerzlich ihre Mutter, die eines Tages verschwunden ist: aus dem Käfig geholt vom Besitzer der Zoohandlung und die letzten Worte, die Hopper von ihr hörte waren: "Suche die Mus`, Hopper! Du musst sie finden!"

Nie hätte er damit gerechnet, dass diese Suche ihn tatsächlich bald in ein großes Abenteuer stürzen wird - denn nach einer aufregenden Flucht aus ihr
Jennifer Donovan
Loved this book! It did not draw me immediately in, but by page 40 or so, it was an exciting read.

I requested it from Amazon Vine to review because it's described as Redwall meets the Warriors. My 4th grade son is currently totally into the Warriors series, so I hoped he might read it. After he looked at it, he wasn't dying to read it, but after I finished it, I told him that he definitely needs to read it.

This book is exciting -- culminating in an epic battle -- but it also plumbs deeper themes
Je remercie tout d’abord Babelio et les éditions Flammarion pour leur confiance et pour l’envoi de ce livre. J’ai voulu découvrir ce roman car, étant une grande fan des animaux, la couverture et le résumé m’ont interpellée !

Ce livre nous plonge dans l’univers des égouts où est déclarée la guerre entre rats, souris et chats. C’est bien sûr une lecture qui reste très jeunesse, avec des animaux qui parlent, qui comprennent les humains et qui se comprennent d’une espèce à l’autre. Je n’ai pas pu m’e
May 11, 2014 Karissa rated it liked it
I got a copy of this book from Amazon Vine for review. It looked like an interesting middle grade fantasy adventure featuring animals. It ended up being a pretty run of the mill "pet shop mouse finds a world bigger than he knew and finds his courage to help stop a dastardly rat from ruining the lives of other mice" type of book.

Hopper is just your typical petshop mouse until he is almost fed to a snake. Then Hopper and two of his siblings escape and are swept underground to the world of Atlantia
Dane Beasley
May 17, 2016 Dane Beasley rated it really liked it
Mouseheart by Lisa Fielder was an interesting change from the usual books i read. This books main character is a mouse name Hopper. Hopper once an ordinary mouse escapes his pet shop to the underground. While there he meets Zucker prince of the hidden rat kingdom of Atlantia. There Hopper is meets Titus king of Atlantia and finds out they are in war with a mouse tribe named the Mūs. Hopper then learns he is the chosen one to end this war. I really liked the characters in this book and the story. ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Leselurch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Worum geht's?*
Hopper und seine Geschwister Pinkie und Pip wachsen im Käfig einer Zoohandlung auf. Niemand von ihnen weiß, was das Leben außerhalb der Käfiggitter für sie bereithält. Doch als sie als Futter für eine fiese Schlange enden sollen, bleibt ihnen nichts anderes übrig, als genau das herauszufinden und Reißaus zu nehmen! Als Hopper seine Geschwister im Getümmel verliert und an einem schaurigen Ort im Untergrund landet, ist er sich nicht mehr so sicher, ob das Schicksal, vor dem er geflo
Jan 05, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
This is a really need children's book about a lost and lonely mouse who finds his way through fear and courage.
Sep 28, 2014 Kirstin rated it really liked it
Shelves: bedtime-stories
Bedtime story with my daughter.

A Ware
Oct 14, 2015 A Ware rated it it was amazing

This books setting starts in a pet store. This is where they start off in their dangerous and exciting adventure. Then it continues in a sewer. Which is described as dank and dark. It is so dark that it feels like the darkness is consuming everything. There are many secrets hidden in the shadows of the sewer. This is where they meet new friends that help them continue on their adventure. The setting ends in Atlantia, a city made by rodents. This is where the main characters adventure
Iffix Santaph
Jun 01, 2015 Iffix Santaph rated it liked it
Mouseheart was a promising story, though I feel some of those promises went unfulfilled. That said, the characters were quite well-written, and I enjoyed that the heroes-and-villains line was blurred. It meant depth of character, something often lacking in middle-grade fiction.

I will state that the story lacked originality. I was a little disappointed when Fiedler used phrases like "the great beyond" as anyone in this target audience has likely already seen The Land Before Time, one of the best
Apr 20, 2015 Reece rated it really liked it
I know your all disappointed that I haven't published any new reviews for a while, but I couldn't keep my loyal fans waiting for to long. Also. as I write this, I'm wearing some pretty hip shades. Check It! (Lame animal crossing joke.)

Characters : Let me start by saying : THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! The characters were really cool. So Hopper, this mouse with a lost mother, runs from this pet shop with the other mice. But in the escape Hopper loses his bro, Pup, and his sister, Pinkie. Let me just say
LCL Children'S
Mar 03, 2015 LCL Children'S rated it liked it
Hopper's life started in a Brooklyn pet store, and it looks like it's going to end there. When Hopper and his siblings overhear that the pet store owner is about to sell them as snake food, they know they must do something drastic right away. The ensuing escape results in Hopper and his siblings being split up. Hopper finds himself in the sewers, where he meets up with a friendly, streetwise young rat named Zucker, who also happens to be the prince of the underground rat kingdom of Atlantia. Thi ...more
Sep 22, 2014 Rainbow007 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 06, 2014 Katrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Hopper sträubt sich das Fell. Über seinem Käfig in der Tierhandlung baumelt eine riesengroße Schlange. Und die sieht nicht so aus, als würde sie mit kleinen Mäusen nur spielen wollen ... Wenn Hopper überleben will, dann bleibt ihm keine Wahl: Er muss so schnell wie möglich die Flucht ergreifen! Dabei landet er in den U-Bahn-Schächten der Stadt, tief unter den Straßen von Brooklyn. Und hier eröffnet sich für Hopper eine faszinierende neue Welt. Eine Welt, die von Katzen und Ratten regiert
Ms. Yingling
May 12, 2014 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Hopper lives in a pet shop with his sibling Pup and Pinkie. They miss their mother (whose parting words were "Find the mews") but figure they are going to homes eventually. One day, a boy comes in with a snake, and they realize they are to be sold as snake chow, so they escape. They end up in the train tunnels under Brooklyn and are soon separated. Hopper is rescued by Zucker, who is the son of the king of Atlantia. Everyone who meets Hopper is a bit in awe of him, and he soon realizes that he b ...more
Bree Ervin
Jan 01, 2016 Bree Ervin rated it it was ok
Clearly I'm not as in love with this book as the majority of reviewers. Frankly I was tempted to put it down more than once. I only finished it because I knew it would be a quick read.

What I didn't like:

This book is meant for younger readers, yet the vocabulary looked too advanced for the age group it was written for. I could see young readers stumbling through the narrative.

I rolled my eyes more times than I wanted to count at the all too familiar: "... give a rats..." "...let's get this party
Phoebe Eckstein
Aug 01, 2015 Phoebe Eckstein rated it really liked it
From my book review blog:

Hopper is no ordinary pet shop mouse. He is the “Chose One” prophesized to bring peace to an underground rodent world. But before he can do that, he has to escape from the pet shop before he becomes snake food! He also has to learn that he is, in fact, the Chose One.

Hopper and his sister, Pinkie, plan an escape. They prepare all of the other caged mice, including Pup, Hopper’s baby brother. During the getaway, Hopper loses both of his sib
May 04, 2015 Angie rated it liked it
Hopper lives with his siblings in a pet store. They believe they will one day be adopted and go to their forever home. That belief is shattered when they realize they are to be sold as snake food. The mice escape, but Hopper is separated from Pinkie and Pup. He ends up below Brooklyn and is taken in by a rat named Zucker. Turns out Zucker is the prince of Atlantia, a rat haven controlled by King Titus. Hopper is taken in by the king, but finds out that he bears a striking resemblance to the prop ...more
Jun 24, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
Mouseheart has a lot of action and Fiedler doesn't hold back on some squirmy moments. There is one scene early on where prince Zucker crashes a gate down on a mean cat named Cyclone causing him to lose an eye. There is also lots of tense moments when Hopper, Pinkie and Pup are about to be sold to a boy as food for his pet snake. It really grabs your attention. I really liked the earlier parts of the story that took place underground in Brooklyn, it gave me the feel of city life with the eminent ...more
James Jr.
Jun 13, 2014 James Jr. rated it really liked it
This is a very good middle grade novel. The plot was pretty much straight-forward with a few twist thrown in. I liked the concept a lot, though at times it was a little strange to hear about cats having weapons and mice and rats wearing medieval type clothing. I get that it's fantasy, but it was a little too far fetched at points. That said, the cover is beautiful and that is actually why I bought this originally. I would have enjoyed it if this were a stand-alone book, but it is the first book ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children ages 8-13 , ya, & adults
Recommended to Darlene by: Lisa Fielder
Oh my goodness , what can I say about this book. "Mouseheart" by Lisa Fielder. This is the first book of the authors that I have read, and after reading this one. I am going to make sure that I read more of hers.Matter of fact, I really truly enjoyed this book so very much.Filled with so many laughs, twist and turns poor the little muo It is a totally different type of book that I have been reading.
The author has done such an wonderful job telling the story and bringing to life Hopper the mouse
This is a well-written, solid, animal point-of-view in a human world story. The characterizations are pretty good; they tend towards the simplistic at times but there is some complexity in Hopper's misinformation and innocence. It's a larger, more complex story than you'd expect based on the suggested age range and I think that speaks to the author's ability and vision.

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Feb 03, 2014 Shoshana rated it liked it
Shelves: middle, 2014

Fun adventure story about a mouse named Hopper who escapes his pet shop and winds up in Atlantia, a rodent city run by a rat Emperor, located in the New York subway system (Brooklyn, specifically). Soon Hopper is besieged by rival groups who all want something from him, and it is up to him to figure out what the true secrets of Atlantia - and his own life - are.

This is similar to books like Redwall, but less dense and much more contemporary. It's easy to root for Hopper who, while he may not
Aug 24, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it
I have always had a love for the Redwall series. When I read that Mouseheart was a combination of Warriors and Redwall, I knew I had to give it a try. What I ended up reading was a book that in many ways is better than the Redwall series.

Mouseheart tells the tale of Hopper, a city mouse who finds himself – and his siblings – unexpectedly thrown into a dark, harsh underground world. The world happens to be below the streets of Brooklyn and is filled with storm drains, subway trains, and passenge
Mar 07, 2016 Anna rated it it was ok
I got almost 2/3 through and gave up. Some younger readers might enjoy it, but as an older reader I found that some things that the author acted very mysterious about were just so painfully obvious (who the protagonist's father was) and important events and explanations progressed much, much too slowly--for example, the conflict between the Romanus rats, the rebels under Firren, and the Mus is crucial to the plot but went 'mysteriously' unexplained (heavily hinted at, but never explained) even p ...more
Jul 31, 2014 Nicolthepickle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults, tweens
Hopper is a mouse, but not an ordinary mouse he has a white ring around his eye. A sign that he is special. But special how? He is welcomed into the city of rats with open arms, but why?
After an accident in a pet shop he escapes underground and joins a city of rats. Who are sworn enemies of the "Mus". Something he remembers his mother telling him to look for.
He figures out that things are not always as they seem and not everyone is telling the truth.
I really enjoyed this book. It's written for
Jan 27, 2016 Camille rated it it was amazing
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Danika Meunier
Hopper is a brave and trusting little mouse who only wants what is best for his sister Pinkie and young brother Pup living in a pet store. They are forced to escape once they realize they are never going to a home as pets - they are meant to be feeder mice!

I enjoyed this book because:

1. High Action
The book is fairly fast-paced with some risky and squeamish parts (e.g. mouse almost fed to snake, cat loses eye, battles etc.). It really grabs your attention.

2. Hopper is a lovable character
Oct 16, 2015 Yapha rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
Hopper and his siblings Pinky and Pup are growing up in a comfortable life in a pet shop, until the day they find out they are being raised as "feeder" mice -- in other words, snake food. In a daring escape, the three siblings are separated, and we stick with Hopper as he discovers an underground kingdom of rats who have an uneasy alliance with feral cats. Taken in by Prince Zucker, they are accosted by a group of rebel rats and mice, who believe that Hopper may be the "Chosen One." This is a cl ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: mg-ya, sff
I read this aloud with my daughter, and it was a pleasure. Rating is mine; she'd probably rate it even higher.
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